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About this Financial Industry Focused Group

Our IDC Financial Insights community has been created to enable you to engage with our financial industry analysts, share your knowledge and best practices, and connect with your colleagues.

To participate in our community, join and create a profile so you can:

  • Participate in the financial discussions in our Blogs or Forums
  • Learn about and share best practices, tips, tricks and tools related to business/technology alignment
  • Network with your colleagues within your industry
  • Provide feedback to IDC's industry analysts and your peers

We welcome your participation!

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The Worldwide Payment Strategies group offers its annual FutureScape report. The report looks at the active areas of inquiry and analysis in the payment space and provides 10 predictions to help technology leaders plan for the future.

The IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Financial Services 2017 Predictions study developed seven drivers that both CIOs and their business partners should consider over the next 36 months. The list is not meant to be exhaustive nor is it meant to be final. IDC Financial Insights publishes a new list of drivers annually, and many are evolutionary. Last year's drivers were instrumental in developing this list, just as this year's drivers will be critical to the formulation of next year's drivers.

Digital transformation is a huge undertaking at banks worldwide, with 96% of banks we've recently surveyed reporting some sort of DX strategy at their institutions. But one fundamental aspect of DX involves the recognition that banks don't need to own the whole value chain, and in fact it may be beneficial to work with technology partners and fintechs to create new value chains in which they play only selected roles. But will customers buy into this concept? And is it necessarily a better model than owning the whole chain? And what happens to the bank's hard-won brand?

We are excited to kick off our 13th year of the IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings! The Call for Entries will open the week of May 15, 2016, and this post provides additional information on the most established and prominent ranking of global technology providers to the financial services industry, and how to nominate your fintech company.

On Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, the drapes were pulled back and we all getting a glimpse behind the curtain. The financial services compliance adventure has just changed and will never be the same.

I've been having an inordinate number of conversations around Banking as a Platform lately. With the adoption of 3rd Platform technologies like cloud, BaaP is an appealing business model. Will it prove to be tenable long-term?

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